Angelina Jolie hasnâ€™t appeared on-screen in a movie in several years, but she remains one of Hollywoodâ€™s biggest stars. Thatâ€™s due in no small part to the tabloidsâ€™ fixation on her personal life. Unfortunately, much of what is printed about the Oscar winner is untrue. Below, Gossip Cop takes a look at five recent wrong rumors.
In March, Life & Style published a cover story announcing Jolie was â€śgetting marriedâ€ť to â€śhusband No. 4.â€ť The tabloid couldnâ€™t identify the alleged groom, aside from claiming he was a wealthy British philanthropist whom she had supposedly been dating for more than a year. It was even said Jolie herself popped the question. The narrative echoed a similar one published last November, in which it was also maintained the actress was getting married. But it wasnâ€™t true then, and it wasnâ€™t true in March, either. Far from being in secret relationship with a trip down the aisle planned, People reported Jolie was not interested in dating at all.
But that hasnâ€™t stopped the gossip media from wrongly linking the star to a number of people, including Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and an unnamed real estate agent. And earlier this month, Star and New Idea claimed Jolie wanted to strike up a romance with Ed Skrein, who will co-star in Maleficent 2, to make her estranged husband Brad Pitt jealous. As Gossip Cop explained, however, Pitt and Jolie are amicably negotiating their divorce. She has nothing to gain by trying to antagonize him with help from another man. Additionally, Jolie still is not dating and prefers to stay focused on her kids and career instead of romance.
Of course, in addition to dragging Pitt into Jolieâ€™s love life, the tabloids also tend to do the opposite. In April, for example, Look had a story contending the actor was planning to introduce Jolie to his supposed girlfriend, Neri Oxman. According to that report, Jolie was â€śawareâ€ť that Pitt was moving on with the architect, and there were plans for them to all meet â€śin the next month.â€ť Well, itâ€™s been almost exactly a month since that tale came out, and no meeting has taken place. Thatâ€™s because, as Page Six first reported and Gossip Cop confirmed, Pitt and the MIT professor are currently just friends. As such, thereâ€™s no need for Oxman to be spending time with Jolie.
Meanwhile, just last week In Touch claimed Jolie was â€śfuriousâ€ť over Pittâ€™s purported plans to have a baby with Jennifer Aniston. With the tabloid insisting the exes were back together and intending to have a child, Jolie was described as â€ślivid,â€ť and it was asserted she saw the development as a â€śslap in the face.â€ť But this was all bogus. As reputable outlets have rightly reported, Aniston and Pitt have not reunited. His spokesperson even told Gossip Cop that these contentions about a baby were â€śabsolutely ridiculous.â€ť It was equally ridiculous to allege Jolie was upset over baby plans that did not exist.
Another the way the rumor mill targets Jolie is with phony stories involving her kids . Only days ago, RadarOnline and the National Enquirer ran articles alleging she and eldest child Maddox had a falling out, and now he wanted to move in with his father. It was claimed the dispute arose after Jolie supposedly visited the grave of Pol Pot, even though he was responsible for the Cambodian genocide. There was no evidence, however, of the humanitarian recently making such a trip, and through projects like First They Killed My Father, Jolie has shown much respect for her sonâ€™s ancestry. Maddox even served as an executive producer on his momâ€™s movie. The notion that they were now at odds over the country, affecting custody arrangements, was implausible and unsubstantiated.
Even though Jolie has largely stayed behind the camera in recent years, she continues to be a hot seller for the gossip media. But what readers are often buying are lies that are easily disproven. Gossip Cop remains committed to fact-checking reports about Jolie, and all stars, so fans get the truth instead of fiction.
Russian, Ale. â€śAngelina Jolie Won’t Be Interested in Dating ‘For a Long Time,’ Says Source.â€ť People, 11 Jan. 2018.
Guglielmi, Jodi and Green, Mary. â€śAngelina Jolie ‘Absolutely Not Seeing Anyone’ Since Brad Pitt Split, Says Source.â€ť People, 27 Mar. 2018.
Walters, Mike, and Gary Trock. â€śBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Still Working Out Divorce Settlement.â€ť The Blast, 7 Feb. 2018.
Smith, Emily. â€śBrad Pitt Spending Time with Rockstar MIT Professor.â€ť Page Six, 5 Apr. 2018.
Guglielmi, Jodi. â€śA Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Reunion Seems Unlikely: ‘They Haven’t Seen Each Other in Ages’.â€ť People, 16 Feb. 2018.
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Harris, Hunter. â€śMaddox Jolie-Pitt Has an Executive-Producer Credit on Angelina’s Netflix Movie.â€ť Vulture, 22 Feb. 2017.